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    • Liquorice Twirls
    • By Liquorice Twirls 29th Nov 08, 7:15 PM
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    What's the strangest "substitute" item you've been offered on your home delivery?
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    • 29th Nov 08, 7:15 PM
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    What's the strangest "substitute" item you've been offered on your home delivery? 29th Nov 08 at 7:15 PM
    Mine was -

    I ordered 12 tins of Whiskas cat food from Asda and it was substituted with 12 tins of Pedigree Chum (dog food)!!

    What were they thinking?

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    • oliveoyl
    • By oliveoyl 30th Nov 08, 10:23 AM
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    Many years ago I worked in an office which had a young lad that used to make the tea/run errands etc. One of his daily tasks was to go to the sandwich shop for everybody's lunch. He wasn't very bright so we all wrote down our food order for him just to hand over the counter. One time when he came back he plonked a cup of hot chicken soup in front of me... I hadn't ordered soup so checked with everyone else that it wasn't theirs before asking him... I'd ordered a jam doughnut but they'd ran out, so he got me chicken soup instead

    Having read this thread, I think I know where he's working now!

    Make your own Pot Noodles using a flower pot, sawdust and some old shoe laces. Pour in boiling water, stir then allow to stand for two minutes before taking one mouthful, and throwing away. Just like the real thing!
    • seabiscuit
    • By seabiscuit 30th Nov 08, 10:42 AM
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    Like another poster, I ordered nappies, only they delivered newborn size - not very good for a 2 year old toddler
    See the stars they’re shining bright
    Everything’s alright tonight
    • Myrtle
    • By Myrtle 30th Nov 08, 10:57 AM
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    I ordered a poppy seed loaf and was sent a bag of poppy seeds! The funniest thing was how Customer Services defended this sub. Oh yes I'm sure my kids would like a sprinkle of poppy seeds for lunch instead of a sandwich!
    Last edited by Myrtle; 30-11-2008 at 3:42 PM. Reason: Spelingg!
    • madmum33
    • By madmum33 30th Nov 08, 11:29 AM
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    I ordered sausage rolls and got fresh sausages - not much good for lunch boxes!

    I get some strange things from Asda - ordered two salmon fillets and got a huge bag of smoked haddock - it wasn't even classed as a substitute and it cost me a fortune! I sent it back. The following delivery I didn't order any fish yet they sent another huge bag of smoked haddock, not on my invoice so I kept it and thoroughly enjoyed it! lol
    • mrcol
    • By mrcol 30th Nov 08, 12:13 PM
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    The wife ordered some Tampax, the substitute was Twix bars.

    Think of the mess
  • specsappeal
    Hi all!
    I once ordered coleslaw and this was substituted with toilet roll ????:confused: . Even the customer services couldn't figure that one out
    • x__Indigo_x
    • By x__Indigo_x 30th Nov 08, 1:06 PM
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    not really answering the topic but do u have to pay for a substitue???x
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  • lappish22
    I ordered with Asda (my first home delivery Asda shop) two advent calendars.
    One for my daughter, which was fine, and ordered Simpsons for my 12 year old son. Unfortunately he got Mr Men!!!!! not impressed with that in his bedroom when his mates come round!!!!
    • BettiePage
    • By BettiePage 30th Nov 08, 2:30 PM
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    How is this a shop but don't drop thread?
    Illegitimi non carborundum.
  • PixiePie
    not really answering the topic but do u have to pay for a substitue???x
    Originally posted by x__Indigo_x
    Yes, they charge your card for the substitute and if you don't want it, refund it after they take it back. I wonder why they keep substituting for higher cost items?

    My weird subs are a pack of 200 cigs instead of one pack of 10 (see above for explanation!) and some fish instead of a leg of lamb. Bizarre (but not as good as the twix/tampax sub hehe)
    Do not feed the trolls please.
    • Princess Coupon
    • By Princess Coupon 30th Nov 08, 3:00 PM
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    I have had a bag of ice cubes instead of an iceburg lettuce from Asda
    AKA: PC

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  • mick10101
    Last Xmas we ordered a 16lb turkey form Tesco, we were sent a Bernard Matthews Turkey roast joint thing 750 grams
    (I have not got a beer gut, its a fuel tank for a love machine)
  • WJk
    Not strange but 2 years ago, I thought I was soo organised by booking a Tesco delivery the day before Christmas Eve. I ordered one of their largest iced Christmas cakes in a tin but was sustituted with two slices of Christmas cake instead.

    So much for trying to avoid the last minute supermarket Christmas rush
  • Caramelapplebetty
    I ordered three jars of Homepride Chilli Sauce (on 3 for 2) got three jars of honey - Sainsburys
  • Dramatic Star
    No strange substitues for me. But thanks OP, this thread made me giggle!
    • Wolfsbayne
    • By Wolfsbayne 30th Nov 08, 3:52 PM
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    Asda always pricematch substitutions for me, ive never had to pay extra. The subs I received yesterday would have cost me £15 more but the bill was kept the same. I think Tesco and Sainsburys charge for them though.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 30th Nov 08, 3:53 PM
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    I think I have worked out the computer algorithm they must use...

    1. Find one matching word in the description and substitute at random
    2. Failing that, match first two letters of a word and substitute at random
    3. Failing that, match first and last letter of one word and sustitute at random
    4. Failing that, substitute at random

    Always remember three golden rules when sustituting:
    1. Ignore Weight
    2. Ignore Cost
    3. Ignore Product Type
    Any opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
    • paulo1888
    • By paulo1888 30th Nov 08, 4:44 PM
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    Strange Substitute
    I ordered Ruskoline fish dressing and recieved a tub of fish food. You know the kind that swim around a tank. Didn't realise until the man had left. He never said at the time it was a substitute but it was detailed on the Asda delivery note. Any before anyone asks, no I didn't try it on my Haddock.
  • mookiandco
    I ordered a pack of 4 still waters from Asda and I got.....A bottle of smart price white rum! Think my OH drank it.

    I am pregnant so ordered some ginger nuts last week to help with morning sickness and I got .......Chocolate chip cookies (didnt help with the morning sickness but yummy all the same) and they also threw in 2 leeks and a 4 pack of pepsi max just for fun!

    I quite like the excitement of my asda online never know what your going to get!!!
    Proud Mummy to Leila aged 1 whole year
    • saxonrosecliff
    • By saxonrosecliff 30th Nov 08, 6:36 PM
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    I once ordered apricot facial scrub and got sent a packet of dried apricots. I suppose I could have made the scrub myself!
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